Friday, October 2, 2009



Warrior B

This posture forms part of the sequence of Warrior poses. These poses are named after Virabhadra, a legendary Hindu warrior. Practicing this particular Dynamic yoga variation helps to develop strength and endurance, alleviates stiffness in the neck and shoulders, and helps to improve flexibility in the knee and hip joints. Hold the pose for five to eight breaths, and then repeat on the other side.

With your feet wide apart, place your hands on your hips. Inhaling, turn the right foot out 90° and turn the left foot slightly inward. Extend the arms out with the palms facing downward. Turn your head to gaze at the middle finger on your right hand.

Exhaling bend your right knee so that it is over the right ankle and forms a 90° angle with your right thigh. Draw down the torso, while lifting the perineum to engage Mula Bandha. Press down the outer edge of your left foot and maintain a healthy arch. Hold the full pose for five to eight breaths. Inhale to return to step 1, and repeat on the other side. Then, jump back to the top of the mat and prepare to jump out to the side ready to flow into the next pose in your program.

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